Ben Bullard Archive
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic. Email this author.
It’s finally happened: Someone has started a running list of all the unnecessary closures, barricades and service suspensions the Obama White House is perpetrating as part of the President’s deceitful, backwards campaign to convince America that the House of Representatives is holding hostage the political process – and 300 million citizens with it. As of […]
An off-duty New York City police officer has been placed on modified duty after being forced to turn in his gun and badge — all thanks to his alleged role in a sensational chase last week in which a biker gang pursued a family, cornered their SUV, dragged the father from the vehicle and beat him as his wife and toddler watched.
A planned three-day grass-roots event, organized by frustrated conservative truck drivers across the Nation, is designed to protest Congress and President Barack Obama by effectively shutting down highways around Washington, D.C.
TruthRevolt, a new website / project born of a collaboration between Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro and the David Horowitz Freedom Center, launched today. It’s an ambitious, self-styled foil to progressive media watchdog Media Matters, and it’s taking aim not only at the mainstream media, but the sponsors who support their programming and celebrity pundits. From TruthRevolt’s mission statement: […]
Police officer Scott Urkov received a phone call from school officials after someone saw him drop his daughter off at school while wearing his uniform. The school asked him to stop showing up looking like a cop.
What a facile strategy to shore up the benefits of Obamacare: Paint its political opponents as racist, while bolstering the emotional weight of your argument by suggestively alluding to past racial conflicts that have nothing in common with the present situation, save their GPS coordinates.
If you’re still alive and carrying on as you were before, congratulations on living through an entire workweek of government shutdown. Both sides in the shutdown fight dug in today, with the only real sign of capitulation being Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) non-apology for talking nasty about Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “I’ll work […]
Critics of the Affordable Care Act have long contended that Obamacare asks too many personal questions of would-be enrollees and is rife with the potential for fraud, abuse and privacy breaches. Now those criticisms have been proven correct.
A Chicago woman busted on suspicion of DUI in LaSalle County, Ill., is suing the sheriff’s office for an incident recorded by a surveillance camera: Four cops forcibly stripped her, threw her to the ground and then tossed her into a padded cell, where they left her naked.
President Barack Obama waited ‘til the third day of the government “shutdown” to play the senior citizen card, telling a Maryland audience that, if the partisan standoff over a continuing resolution to fund the government escalates into a stalemate over the debt limit, people won’t get their Social Security checks. “In a government shutdown, Social […]